"Did you hear of the city on the hill?" said one old man to the other / It once shined bright, and it would be shining still / But they all started turning on each other." City on...
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"Did you hear of the city on the hill?" said one old man to the other / It once shined bright, and it would be shining still / But they all started turning on each other."
City on the Hill is a story for children ages (4-8) and fans of the popular song of the same name by award-winning Christian band Casting Crowns.
With full-color illustrations and rhyming verses the book clearly teaches how the church is depicted as the body of Christ in 1 Corinthians 12.
Kids will learn that God made each of them unique and wants us all to work together, using our different gifts to further His kingdom, to be the light of the world, a shining city on a hill that cannot be hidden!
Mark Hall is a true storyteller and a teacher with a heart for ministry. He is lead singer and songwriter for the GRAMMY Award-winning band Casting Crowns, whose three albums have all achieved Platinum status, selling 3 million CDs.
He has served Eagle's Landing First Baptist Church in McDonough, Georgia for eight years, having been in ministry for almost two decades. Mark admits he would be overwhelmed by life's demands were it not for his wife of 19 years, Melanie, who also serves as Casting Crowns' road manager. He recently co-authored Your Own Jesus with Tim Luke.
Songwriters are known to be an introspective breed whose personal experiences shape their music, and over the years Matthew West has definitely plumbed the depths of his soul for sweet inspiration."I know how to write songs about my life, my experiences and my journey, my faith and my love," West says.
First starting out as an independent musician in the late 1990s, he released three independent albums before signing onto Universal South Records. With the release of his Dove Award-winning debut album Happy (2003) came the success of his first radio single "More" which stayed at number one on Christian AC charts for nine weeks and received two Dove Award nominations. His second record History (2005) was followed by a 2006 re-release of the originally independent album Sellout. In 2007 he faced vocal issues which threatened his career and two months of prescribed vocal rest. West's third studio album Something to Say (2008).
Matthew's new material documents his journey of drawing inspiration from true stories of people's lives, encouraging us to embrace the hope and restoration in Christ, in the middle of life s toughest challenges.
In addition to his main solo career, West has worked as a songwriter for many Christian musicians and groups such as Point of Grace, Mandisa and Natalie Grant as well as mainstream country acts Rascal Flatts and Billy Ray Cyrus.